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Happy Birthday to Dan Reilly and Eamon Javers! What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
Is NYT keeping the Boston Globe after all?
The Ann Arbor News has printed its final edition.
VF is torturing its intern with cable news.
Final numbers are in for Wednesday’s Obama news conference (via TVNewser). 24.68M Total Viewers watched on 11 networks. That’s down 14% percent from the 28.81 million who watched Obama’s last newser in April, off 39% from Obama’s second news conference in March, and down 50% from his first primetime newser in February
More numbers for you- there are now more TV sets than people in the US, according to a new Nielsen study.
Politico‘s executive editor Jim VandeHei, publisher Robert Allbritton, editor-in-chief John Harris and senior political correspondent Ben Smith made an appearance on Charlie Rose Tuesday (where was Mike Allen- it could have been a VF reunion).
Tonight, Charlie Gibson hosts a special edition of “20/20″ on ABC- “Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil.”
Who’s watching Willie Geist’s 5:30amET MSNBC show? “Drug dealers, hookers, drunks coming home from bars…” Nice.
Eekk… NRO asks “Is Nico Pitney Huffington Post’s Jayson Blair?”
WEST WING REPORTAGE
What was the headline from President Obama’s Wednesday prime-time presser? Probably Obama’s answer to the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Lynn Sweet’s question on the arrest of Harvard Prof. Henry Louis Gates.
Jon Stewart had a field day with President Obama’s pitching skills on the Daily Show. Now Major League Baseball has pulled the video, which it owns, so it can’t be seen in re-runs or online clips.
AP: Walter Cronkite was remembered as a great journalist, sailor, friend and father during services yesterday. “I just feel so terrible about Walter’s death that I can hardly say anything,” said longtime CBS newsman and 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney.
NYT: Walter Cronkite told his children from time to time that he was “just” a reporter, one who had “just ended up reporting bigger and bigger stories.”
And Howard Kurtz’s write-up (who we noted yesterday was there with a notepad) of the funeral at WaPo.
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